Discover the craftsmanship and skills of dashboard restorer Simon Lorkin - Classic Dashboards

New Classic Dashboards Video

New Classic Dashboards Video Discover a little about Simon Lorkin’s restoration work. I’m proud to share my new short video that shows a little about what I do and how I came to be a restorer of dashboards and interior trim for classic cars. I don’t normally turn on ‘comments’ on my blog but I…

Burr Walnut Veneer stock for classic car dashboard restoration

Burr Walnut Veneer stock for classic car dashboard restoration Behind the scenes with Simon Lorkin | Classic Dashboards   I thought you might be curious about the veneer stock that I use for classic car dashboard and woodwork restoration. I have a regular supply that I keep stocked up for individual dashboard projects. When it’s…

Discover the craftsmanship and skills of dashboard restorer Simon Lorkin - Classic Dashboards

Exciting news – Upcoming 1st Classic Dashboard’s Video

Exciting new venture – Classic Dashboard’s first video. Now I admit that I hadn’t thought about creating a video to show what I do. I’m used to my wife often photographing my work and our events as she’s a professional photographer { Anibas Photography }.  It’s with thanks to a videographer friend of hers that the idea…

Bentley Classic Car Woodwork Veneering Restoration Project -- Book-matched burr walnut veneer

Woodwork Veneering Project – Restoring a Bentley S3 dashboard and wooden trim

Classic Car Restoration – Woodwork Veneering Project. Veneering a Bentley S3 dashboard and wooden trim.     Here’s a woodwork veneering project that I’m midway through. It’s for a beautiful Bentley S3 and it was in need of re-veneering. Here are a few photos of me in action. The veneering is carried out before the…

Bentley Woodwork Restorer – Interior trim and dashboard restoration for a Derby

Bentley Woodwork Restorer – Interior trim and dashboard restoration for a Derby. It’s not very often that I’m lucky enough to see for myself the cars for which I’m restoring the woodwork. Most of my work is for clients in other areas of France or European or international clients and therefore I just receive the…

Classic Car wooden dashboard restoration and reveneering - Classic Dashboards

AC Aceca Dashboard and wood trim restoration

AC Aceca Dashboard and wood trim restoration Burr walnut re-veneering on rounded and concave woodwork – Classic car Restoration     Veneering the AC Aceca dashboard Depending on the client’s ideas and requirements, when re-veneering the main AC Aceca dashboard I book-match the veneer. For those that don’t know the expression this means taking two…

Classic Dashboards - Wooden dashboard and interior trim restoration

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud – Woodwork & Dashboard Restoration

Woodwork & Dashboard Restoration – Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Dashboard and wooden interior trim pieces for a beautiful classic car, restored by British craftsman Simon   Here are a few photos of the restoration of all the woodwork from a Rolls Royce Silver Clod for a classic car restoration garage based in Luxembourg. The garage…

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Jaguar MKII – Interior Wooden Trim and Dashboard Restorer

Interior Wooden Trim and Dashboard Restorer – Jaguar MKII Jaguar MKII woodwork restoration by Simon Lorkin – Classic Dashboards   Here are a few photos of the 28 wooden pieces for a restoration project for a Jaguar MKII. For most projects like this it’s actually better value for the client to restore the pieces entirely…